Customer solutions company, Grass Roots Meetings & Events has been named number 52 of the Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City.
The survey and awards program identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in New York City, benefiting the city’s economy, workforce and businesses. Crain’s New York Business launched the recognition program eight years ago, and today, it is a joint effort of Crain’s New York Business and Best Companies Group. This year’s list is comprised of 100 companies.
The Grass Roots submission highlighted a number of initiatives such as work from home options, generous maternity and paternity policies and the much loved beer fridge Friday. In addition the Grass Roots partnership with local charity Covenant House has been shortlisted in the Giving Back/Philanthropy Category.
The news comes soon after Grass Roots made the Inc 5000 of America’s fastest growing companies for the second year running.
“We’re immensely proud to be named on this prestigious list in the first year of eligibility,” said Barry Richards, President of Grass Roots New York. “We feel a special culture has been created and it’s nice to be recognized for that. We are committed to finding the brightest talent and characters who are vested in working for our clients and growing our story.”
Company employee Becca Simon added, “To me, Grass Roots is truly the best place to work! There are so many opportunities for growth and I feel like I learn something new every day. The collaborative work environment is just one of the things that I love about working for Grass Roots (who wouldn’t enjoy sitting in pods and moonlighting as the office DJ?). But at the end of the day, it’s really the people that make coming to work something to look forward to. Our favorite office motto is ‘One Team, One Dream.”
Crain’s New York Business will report, publish and promote the numerical rankings online at crainsnewyork.com on Friday, December 4th following the announcement at a winners luncheon, and in Crain’s New York Business’ print edition on Monday, December 7th. The data was supplied by contracted independent research firm Best Companies Group, which is responsible for the entire registration and survey process, analysis of the data and final rankings. Crain’s New York Business only reports on the results of the data provided by Best Companies Group.
Companies from across all five boroughs participated in the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in New York City. The first part (25% of the ranking) consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part (75% of the ranking) involved an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.